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The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet Centre - Level 5, 2 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
03 9669 2700
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Ranked #62 of 278 Activities in Melbourne
Type: Ballets, Performances
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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Arts Centre have a wonderful Ballet Program. The Nutcracker was brilliant. Easy accessible, car parking nearby and centrally located in Melbourne City

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I saw the nutcracker. It was a wonderful performance, great chorus, excellent props and the classical type i.e. no re interpretation. But the list of dancers given were for the opening night which was not accurate for the last night. I was not too impressed by the prince and fairy's dancing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you are fortunate enough to visit Melbourne during the ballet season, do not miss it. If from overseas/ interstate you may need to book through your travel agent or be prepared to sit up in the "Gods." The costumes, scenery and of course the music are just beautiful and the dancers are flawless.

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Melbourne, Australia
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99 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Australian Ballet's performances are reliably enjoyable, so you can expect a good night or matinee performance at the Arts Centre. Aussie companies are renowned for the physicality and strength of their male dancers. Most recently I saw 'La Bayadere' with new (though still traditional) choreography by Stanton Welch.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When I first saw the Australian Ballet, I was blown away by the standard of the artists. The principal dancers are so technically brilliant and the acting, convincing. The sets and costumes can be equally awe-inspiring. We prefer opening night tickets with the best line up of dancers available. I like traditional ballet and often the Australian Ballet throw in... More

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Corryong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ballet was sensational. The Art Centre is a great venue. Liked the proximity to the Rendevous Grand Hotel. Nothing to dislike.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I had never before attended ANY live ballet performance – not even as a dutiful parent! (My children danced another classical path…) Yet, for my wife’s birthday I took her to the Australian Ballet’s performance of Chroma at the Sydney Opera House. What an overpowering assault on every sense….! Visually, physically, musically… emotionally. I confess that I was (more times... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Australian Ballet is recognised as a world class ballet company who portray the ballet in a unique Australian manner with flair and talent. I have been attending the ballet for years and have never been disappointed, always different even when they put on a classic, always classy and always entertaining. They preform at the Art Centre where you can... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Amazing production of manon. Beautiful costume, set design and creativity was amazing. The dancers were beautiful and the arts centre at southbank whilst dated is clean, comfortable and wonderfully located.

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Somers, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Australian Ballet Company is iconic we are very fortunate in Melbourne to have such a fantastic Ballet Company that performs beautifully every season. Looking forward to next season.Subscribe its worth every cent, if your are a Ballet lover and have a great love of classical music , headed by David McAllister.

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